Help Keep The Wandle Clean

Local community clean-up on June 9

The Wandle Trust organises community clean-ups of the River Wandle on the second Sunday of every month, rotating between the boroughs of Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth.

The next clean-up is in Merton and it takes place on Sunday June 9 in North Road, by Wandle Meadow Nature Park, when volunteers will be playing their part in helping keep the water in the Wandle some of the cleanest in London.

The Wandle Trust tent will be set up in the middle of the park by the North Road bridge, close to the backwater. The nearest postcode is SW19 1TR. If you get lost on the way, call Jo or Lucy on 07586 861425.

The clean-up starts 11am and it is likely to go on for four hours. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided during a refreshment break at 1pm.

A small group will also be heading just down the road to Wandle Park, Colliers Wood, to help with the removal of Himalayan Balsam.

This problematic plant has taken over some areas of the park, out-competing native vegetation and reducing biodiversity.

Organisers supply a limited number of waders, plus protective gloves and First Aid facilities, but ask volunteers to bring their own wellies and wear old clothes. For further information about clean-ups, email or see

River Wandle clean up

May 24, 2019